- Kyle Cortiana
About Kyle Cortiana
How did it begin? A large bass blows up next to an old log against the bank of a farm pond not far from home. I run down the bank to the site of the explosion, snoopy rod in hand and a Texas rigged plastic worm lobbed into the air making a subtle splash next to the laydown. The fish takes the bait with a small thump followed by a fast run under the log, but not so fast fish, do you know who you’re messing with? I’m 3 years old and one day I’m going to fish the FLW Tour as a professional fisherman and you’re not about to embarrass me early on in my career! So yes, that day the angler in me came out and that day my father likes to claim, “I created a monster!”
January, 2017 – That little boy is 34 years old and just achieved his dream of competing in the FLW Tour as a professional fisherman. I can’t tell you how awesome that feels to say, write, or even think about. But I didn’t get here on my own and I’d like to think that I’ve learned a lot about the sport of fishing and even more about myself as a person. I’ve learned that without my father spending countless hours teaching me about the outdoors and the patience required to educate a child, I’d not be who I am today. I’ve learned that my love for the outdoors is unique and it makes me who I am however I’ve also learned that my love for the outdoors is almost impossible for any woman to deal with! I’ve learned that without a supportive wife who understands me and “puts up” with my passions, I’d not be able to chase my dreams. My wife always tells me, “Honey you have a one tracked mind!” and boy is she right! However, at times I’m able to shift my mind from the Fishing Track to the Hunting Track, but nevertheless, it stays on one track which is always outdoors.
I’ve worked hard chasing the dream of fishing and I understand what it takes both on the water and off to keep this dream alive. I appreciate all my sponsors and I fully understand their expectations of me and accept the responsibilities placed upon me to help them succeed in chasing their own goals and perhaps dreams.